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SELFIE

Self Enhancing Live Feed Imagine Engine

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GTFS

Google Transit Feed Specifications

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PFIT

Premium Feed In Tariff

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WFS

Wire Feed Speed

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SEF

Short Edge Feed

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CCLF

Claims and Claim Line Feed

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FOX

Feed Our Xenophobia

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SFM

Social Feed Manager

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LNBF

Low Noise Block Feed

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PFIF

Project Feed It Forward

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AFH

Auger Feed Hopper

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FFB

Frequency Feed Back

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LDFS

Lipper Data Feed Services

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RAFF

Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward

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FIT

Feed in Tariff

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DDF

Digital Data Feed

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NFN

Need to Feed the Need

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RTF

Ready to Feed

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VFCR

Veld Feed Conversion Ratio

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LFC

Line Feed Character

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IFB

Interruptible Feed Back

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AFS

Analyzer Feed System

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DOF

Direct Oil Feed

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LEF

Long Edge Feed

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TWMF

The West Marin Feed

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What does feed dogs mean?

Feed dogs
Feed dogs are the critical component of a "drop feed" sewing machine. A set of feed dogs typically resembles two or three short, thin metal bars, crosscut with diagonal teeth, which move back and forth in slots in a sewing machine's needle plate. Their purpose is to pull the fabric through the machine, in discrete steps, in-between stitches. This arrangement is called "drop feed" in reference to the way the dogs drop below the needle plate when returning for the next stroke. Allen B. Wilson invented it during the time period 1850 to 1854, while also developing the rotary hook. Wilson called it a "four-motion feed", in reference to the four movements the dogs perform during one full stitch: up into the fabric, back to pull the fabric along to the next stitch, down out of the fabric and below the needle plate, and then forward to return to the starting position. Virtually all drop-feed sewing machines can vary their stitch length; this is typically controlled by a lever or dial on the front of the machine. They are usually also capable of pulling the fabric backwards, to form a backstitch.

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